We offer you a personal invitation to treat your soul to the freedom of the wild. For it is here, where you will be captivated by the enchanting African bushveld.
Perched on a dramatic ridge overlooking a lush green valley, you will discover Idwala - your haven in a sanctuary that is home to a multitude of game species and prolific bird life. This is your exclusive wilderness retreat, where your spirit will be touched by nature’s breathtaking sights and sounds.
We will provide you the discerning guest with the individual attention you deserve, by combining courteous, personal service with refined comfort. Your unforgettable African bush experience awaits....
From the moment you arrive you will notice that everything possible has been done to make your stay special and spectacular. Hosts who will serve you a refreshing cocktail as your luggage is unloaded. We offer a comfortable lounge with a small library, a relaxing bar leading out onto an open wooden deck and an elegant dining room.
As we accommodate no more than eight people in four separate chalets, Idwala is a private and intimate venue for groups, friends and honeymooners. A short walk along an elevated, wooden walkway will lead you to your private and luxurious chalet.
Your bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a private veranda, offering impressive panoramic views. All rooms are air-conditioned and, for your convenience, we offer tea and coffee-making facilities and a supply of mineral water. On request, airport transfers, a laundry service, fax and e-mail facilities will be arranged for you.
Our room facilities include:
- Tea and coffee amenities
- Air conditioning
- Mineral water
- King size beds (twin beds available)
- Lounge, bar and dining room, each with it’s own fireplace
- Outdoor swimming pool with stunning views
Idwala Game Lodge Activities:
We offer 2 daily game drives on a big 5 reserve. Also look out for giraffe, hippo, cheetah and various antelope. In the evening, weather permitting, we offer cosmic safaris - your chance to discover the skies!
We will take you out on early morning and evening game drives throughout the year at optimum viewing times when game activity is generally at its peak. Guaranteed to inspire your spirit of adventure, our game drives will awaken your senses and quicken your pulse, ensuring memorable encounters with wildlife and nature.
With your game ranger you can absorb the beat of the African bush as you track the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo. You will also marvel at the abundance of other animals in their natural habitat, including cheetah, hippo, warthog and a variety of antelope.
Idwala Game Lodge Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
- Sunscreen is highly recommended
- Hats for sunny game drives (also available for purchuse)
- Insect repellant is optional
- Closed shoes are recommended
- Bathing suites (pool towels are supplied)
- International adaptors are available
- Binoculars are available for purchase
- Plenty of spare batteries for the camera
- Warm clothing for the evenings as the weather can get chilly at times, possibly a waterproof jacket in case of rain.
- Blankets and poncho is supplied on game drive (certain items are available for sale)
Health & Climate:
Please advise when making a booking if you have any allergies - particularly food allergies. Please inform us directly or on arrival of any health concerns especially if you are pregnant as the ranger needs to be aware at all times.
Climate can change in a day, so it is advised to pack for all weather conditions. However, blankets and ponchos are provided while on game drive.
Idwala Game Lodge Guest Review
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 1 review.
Great team work in looking after our every need and extremely comfortable with excellent food and drink provided. The Lodge is set in very natural surroundings with a variety of habitats from valley floor to high ground Savannah in a shared reserve with other lodges. Although we were given to understand the 'big five' were on the reserve in three days we saw elephant and rhino with a larger number of various antelope and several groups of Giraffe - all splendid viewing. The bird life was wonderful and an Idwala bird list would be a great asset to those visitors coming in for the first time. The Ranger is keen and knowledgeable with all wildlife on the reserve.
Rating: Reviewed by John Woolner over a year ago
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